Mixed Age Alumni Trip:
Euro Spree from $2898

Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, France

12 days - 7 countries

June 2 -14, 2018

Check Availability or call 301-405-7938 or 800-336-8627

What's Included:

  • 12 nights in superior tourist class hotels with private bath/shower, 2-share room occupancy
  • 12 continental breakfasts
  • Six specialty dinners incl. one beverage
  • Comfort class train from Zurich to Paris
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Florence and Paris
  • Private tour director for the entire duration of the land tour
  • All scheduled sightseeing
  • Intra-European transportation by air-conditioned motor coach as per itinerary
  • All service charges and local taxes
  • Luggage tag and travel guides

Featured Sights & Events

  • Welcome orientation
  • Amsterdam canal cruise
  • Germany’s Romantic Road
  • Rhine river cruise & iconic castles
  • Oktoberfest city of Munich with its Marienplatz and famous Glockenspiel plus visit to a typical German beer hall
  • Authentic Bavarian Dinner
  • Austrian Alpine center stay and scenic drive over the Alps
  • Private boat to Venice Island
  • Murano glass-blowing workshop demonstration in Venice
  • Illumination drive through Rome & Vatican City
  • Lucerne’s Wooden Chapel Bridge and Lake Lucerne
  • Traditional Swiss dinner
  • Parisian perfumery visit
  • Seine River cruise
  • French bistro dinner... AND MUCH MORE!

Click on links below to view fun videos.

HOLLAND: Amsterdam, Dutch Countryside

Canal boat ride. Cheese and wooden shoes. Biking through fishing villages. Van Gogh. Dutch-Indonesian rice table dinner...


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  • GERMANY: Cologne, Heidelberg, Rothenburg, Munich

    Castles & cathedrals. Rhine river cruise. Romantic road to medieval Rothenburg. Oktoberfest city. Hofbrauhaus. Bratwurst & sauerkraut...


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  • AUSTRIA: Salzburg, Lake District

    Salzburg Mozart sights. Alpine Center. Horseback riding. Whitewater rafting. Hiking. Gourmet dinner....


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  • ITALY & VATICAN CITY: Venice, Florence, Rome, Vatican City

    Venetian glass-blowing workshop. Bridges and canals. Colosseum. Roman Forum. St. Peter's Basilica. Michelangelo. Pasta party...


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  • FRANCE: Paris

    French bistro dinner. Paris by night. Seine river cruise. Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame. Arc de Triomphe. Moulin Rouge....


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  • Free Airport Transfers & Discount Airfare

    When you book your airfare through AESU, you get these great benefits:

    • Free airport transfers overseas on tour start and return dates
    • Hassle free—we take care of all the details
    • Free quotes & competitive rates
    • Fly with fellow travelers
    • Flexible payment schedule
    • AESU can help with special flight requests too
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    Optional Activities & Excursions Offered on Your Trip.

    Have it your way and personalize your trip by adding fun, optional activities. These activities are not included in your land package price to allow free time for those who want to explore on their own. Rates have been specially negotiated with the suppliers and will include transportation to and from the event, where applicable. All options are based on a minimum number of travelers participating. Rates listed are approximate rates in US$ and are subject to change. Contact your tour director upon arrival overseas to book and pay for your options. Payment to tour director in cash in local currency.

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    Dutch Countryside Excursion
    $39

    Let the good times roll on an optional bike ride through13th century Dutch fishing villages along the Ijssel Lake beaches. See windmills, watch wooden shoes being carved, and sample Edam cheese at a quaint cheese farm.

    The cost includes round-trip transfer by private motor coach, bike rental, and Edam cheese sampling.

    Gondola Ride
    $25

    Take in the beautiful sights of Venice on a 20-30 minute shared gondola ride on a six-passenger gondola by a traditionally dressed gondolier. Admire the Rialto Bridge, Palazzo Barberino and other romantic landmarks as your flotilla navigates the Grand Canal and smaller waterways.
    The cost includes the gondola ride as described above.

    Guided Tour of Rome
    $72

    Take a walk through Rome's 2,000 years of history with an expert guide who'll bring the past alive. You'll have a hands-on history lesson at key ancient sites including the Colosseum, Forum on this fascinating half-day tour. The entertaining and informative 2.5 hour tour is led by skilled local historians, who can help unlock Rome's many secrets.
    Cost includes private transfer from and to your hotel, transportation by motor coach. Some walking is involved. A minimum of 15 paying participants is required to operate this option.

    Tuscan Feast
    $71

    Get ready for a dinner of pure Italian delights at Il Latini, located in the heart of Renaissance Florence. Once the stables of L.B. Alberti’s masterpiece palace, the Latini family’s restaurant and winery offers the original flavors of Tuscany. Frommer’s writes: Under hundreds of hanging prosciutto ham hocks, the waiters try their hardest to keep a menu away from you and serve instead a filling, traditional set meal with bottomless wine. This usually kicks off with ribollita and pappa al pomodoro or penne strascicate (in a ragù mixed with cream). If everyone agrees on the arrosto misto, you can get a table-filling platter heaped high with assorted roast meats. Finish off with a round of cantucci con vin santo for everyone.
    Cost includes round-trip transfers if hotel is not in walking distance. Tuscan Feast includes wine and water.

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    What to do during your free time? For more details or current local events talk to your tour director or your local city guide. They are always the best source for free-time activities and offer great tips on restaurants or local hang-outs.

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    Meals

    Traveling on this trip will introduce you to some native cuisine, including local specialties.

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    Hotels

    We stay in superior tourist class hotels, all with private bath/shower in 2-share rooms. Our hotels have been specially selected for their European atmosphere, friendly hospitality, and cleanliness. Our hotels are centrally located or within a short walk of public transportation to take you to the landmark of your choice in the city you are visiting. (Why stay in remote cabins, hostels, or share your room with up to 6 people, when you can stay in a centrally located hotel?)

    You'll be given a complete hotel address list with your final documents. Properties are subject to change and any substitutions would be the equivalent of those listed. *Single supplement only applies if single accommodations are requested. Independent hotel reservations, special tours and FIT tours always apply a single supplement. Please check your itinerary.

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    BEST WESTERN ZAAN INN, Zaandam

    The Zaan Inn Hotel is located just north of Amsterdam near the Zaan River. This well-appointed hotel offers smoke-free rooms with a safe deposit box, cable flat-screen TV, telephone, climate control and en suite bathroom with shower and hairdryer. WiFi is available for a fee.

    NH BINGEN, Bingen am Rhein

    The NH Bingen hotel offers an attractive restaurant overlooking the River Rhine. Wi-Fi is free of charge. Rooms are welcoming and include a minibar, safe, bathrobe and ironing facilities. Relax with a drink in the hotel's café and cocktail bar. During warm weather, take a seat on the garden terrace. The hotel's sauna offers you the chance to unwind after a long day (addl. charges may apply.)

    HOTEL IBIS MUENCHEN CITY, Munich

    A 4-minute walk from München Hauptbahnhof train station, this centrally located hotel in the Maxvorstadt district is also close to Marienplatz square. The modern rooms all have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus custom-designed beds and work desks. There is a 24/7 lounge/bar offering snacks.

    HOTEL FELSENHOF, Flachau-Reitdorf

    Surrounded by the wonderful mountainscape of the Salzburg Alps, the hotel in Flachau is a vacation destination. All rooms have free WiFi, hairdryer, cable-TV, radio, telephone, a comfortable seating area and a safe. There is also a restaurant and wellness center with indoor swimming pool on-site.

    HOTEL RESIDENCE ELITE, Mestre, Venice

    The Residence is just a few minutes away by bus from Venice. This comfortable hotel in Mestre is set out over six floors and has three lifts, one of which is panoramic. All 85 units in the Hotel Residence Elite have been recently renovated to offer guests a vast range of options. The public rooms are extremely pleasant and welcoming: guests can have breakfast in a large, bright room, relax in the reading room or in the small garden and enjoy a cocktail at the hotel bar.

    HOTEL REGENT, Rome

    The Hotel Regent is located in the heart of an exclusive residential neighborhood in Rome, the Parioli area, just minutes away from Villa Borghese, the National Gallery of Modern Art and Via Veneto. Easy access to the city is available via public transportation. Wifi may be limited and at an additional cost.

    GRAND HOTEL MEDITERRANEO, Florence

    The 4-star Grand Hotel Mediterraneo is situated in an enchanting and peaceful position on the banks of the Arno river, a short distance from the centre of Florence. The hotel features an excellent restaurant offering authentic Tuscan cuisine and an American bar and lounge.

    GRAND HOTEL EUROPE, Luzern

    The Grand Hotel Europe is a 10 minute walk from the beach and a 15 minute walk to city center. Decorated with elegant furnishings, each room offers a mix of old-world and modern décor and features cable TV and a private bathroom.

    HOTEL CAMPANILE BASTILLE, Paris

    The 3-star Hotel Campanile enjoys an ideal location in the very heart of Paris, near the Marais and Place de la Bastille square. It is close to the métro providing easy access throughout the city. Rooms feature air- conditioning, TV and hairdryer. Wifi is available free of charge.

    Euro Spree - 14 days$2898.00
    Click on a date below to get a quote or book online
    Start In ZaandamEnd In ParisLand Only
    2018
    Jun 2  Jun 14$2898

    Or call 800-638-7640 to speak with a travel expert

    If you purchase your own airfare, book your overnight flight from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date listed above.

    * Price per person based on a twin share room. If you're traveling alone, AESU will arrange for you to share a twin at NO EXTRA COST. If you prefer a single room, a single supplement of $985/$325 will apply.

    AIRFARE

    Gateway Cities

    Fly into Amsterdam return from Paris for 14-day program or return from London for 16-day program.

    Airfare is not included in land price. If you choose to book air with AESU, after receipt of your land booking, AESU will email you a quote with your tour confirmation invoice. You will have 72 hours to accept or decline airfare. (Or call AESU at 800-638-7640 for a quote prior to booking).

    Book Airfare with AESU - FREE Airport Transfers

    Purchase your airfare from AESU and receive free arrival/departure transfers between the airport to your hotels. We also try to book you on the same flights as others traveling on your tour. Land only participants BOOKING OWN FLIGHT OVERSEAS, DO NOT receive airport arrival/departure transfers. If you book land only with us, book your flights from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date. If you are not booking flights through AESU, we recommend not booking airfare until your tour is guaranteed (This will be noted on website with “guaranteed” next to tour start date).

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    How to Book

    Click on a date above to get a quote or make a reservation. You can make your $500 deposit ONLINE to confirm your space on the land tour. Full payment isn't due until 90 days before departure, and you or friends and family can make partial payments after you've booked (See NOTE below if within 90 days). Or you can scan/email or fax a booking form.

    If you just want a quote and don’t want to secure a spot on the land program, select date above and click “Get a Quote” button on next page.

    NOTE: Reservations to be paid in full 90 days prior to departure. Reservations received after this date are subject to availability and any airfare quote can only be held for 72 hours. Payment in full, for late bookings, will be due upon receipt of invoice from AESU. A late booking fee of $100 per person will apply.

    All prices reflect a cash discount (For full payment by credit card, there is a 4% processing fee.)

    To download a copy of the Terms and Conditions Click here.

    INSURANCE: We highly recommend travel insurance. The Alumni Association will provide information on insurance once you have booked your trip.

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